Anurag Kashyap

January 31, 9:30am - 11:30am IST. Hosted at Studio X Mumbai

part of a series on Ugly


About the speaker

Anurag Kashyap made an early mark as a writer with the gritty, raw gangster film Satya (1998) directed by Ram Gopal Verma. In 1999 he wrote and directed a short film Last Train to Mahakali that won the Special Jury Award at the 8th Annual Screen Awards.

Kashyap made his directorial debut with Paanch (2000), a film that has not been released till date due to the objections of the Indian Censor Board then. This was followed by the acclaimed Black Friday, based on the blasts that rocked Mumbai in 1993. It won the Grand Jury Prize at the 3rd Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (2005), and was nominated for the Golden Leopard (Best Film) at the 57th Locarno International Film Festival (2004).

Kashyap’s slate of films include No Smoking (2007), Return of Hanuman (2007), Dev.D (2009), Gulal (2009), That Girl In Yellow Boots (2011). He produced Udaan (2010) that was officially selected to compete in the Un Certain Regard category at the Cannes Film Festival, 2010. Thereafter, he produced Shaitan in 2011 and co-produced Michael Winterbottom’s Trishna in 2012.

In December 2014, Kashyap released Ugly, a drama thriller that was screened at the Director’s Fortnight at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

His films have made him a face representing the new wave of Indian Cinema at various prestigious platforms across the globe.

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